Occupying: The New YOU

Occupying: The New YOU

You’ve been getting through the holidays. Whether you’ve diminished your intake, stopped one or two of your many substances, switched to a “lesser” evil or stopped completely, you’re going in the right direction and you feel it. That’s all that matters. So now, you possibly have some more time on your hands along with some more money in your pockets. Great! Now what? This was a very confusing time for me. I went from spending all of my time in the NYC nightlife scene from rehearsing, performing, working, playing shows, hanging out, performing,…continue reading →
Holiday Cheer: Have A Healthy One

Holiday Cheer: Have A Healthy One

It’s the Holiday season and you just began your recovery. You have been putting a few tactics to work in dealing with your friends and family, you’re beginning to recognize some of your triggers and are hopefully connecting with others in Recovery but you’re not quite at ease just yet. You might be fine one moment, just to have someone anger you the next. Your sleeping patterns have you coo-coo! since you’re having a hard time tossing and turning all night. You’re overly emotional with the thoughts of how you have affected your…continue reading →
Triggers: Setting YOU Off

Triggers: Setting YOU Off

I left home at seventeen in order to go to college. I couldn’t wait to get out of the house, with all of its drama and negative energy at the time. I was a resentful, angry teen and my parents weren’t equipped to address anything they were going through themselves, never mind me.  For years to come, every time that I spoke with my family brought the drama and negative energy right back. The first sign of them treating me as if I was 12, I was rolling a joint. Often, I would…continue reading →
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